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New York Times, Wednesday, July 31, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,113

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Across
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Presidential middle name. : GROVER
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Practiced husbandry. : FARMED
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Virginia river. : RAPIDAN
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Great comic author. : MOLIERE
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Midas trait. : AVARICE
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Ancient language. : ARAMAIC
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Presidential nickname. : CAL
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Crusader. : TEMPLAR
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Post: Abbr. : STA
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
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Shift. : RELAY
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Swirl. : PURL
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Caballero. : SENOR
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Authority. : SAY
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March ___. : HARES
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Type of language 17 Across is. : SEMITIC
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Where Bobby Shaftoe went. : TOSEA
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Synonym for Disneyland. : AMUSEMENT
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Ancient healer. : GALEN
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Eels. : CONGERS
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Virulent. : RABID
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Companion of pride, wrath, etc. : SLOTH
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Times: Poet. : EVES
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Campus buildings. : DORMS
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Spore cases. : SORI
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Peruvian nickel. : SOL
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Restrict. : TIEDOWN
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Electrical appliance. : FAN
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Type style. : ITALICS
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Requiring. : NEEDING
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Progress. : STRIDES
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Snare. : SPRINGE
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Hay spreader. : TEDDER
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Slight traces. : TINGES
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Famous trio. : GRACES
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Devastates. : RAVAGES
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Gemlike. : OPALINE
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Man: Lat. : VIR
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Do newspaper work. : EDIT
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Speedway man. : RACER
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Raid. : FORAY
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Part of a wheel. : RIM
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Course of action. : MEASURE
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African region. : ERITREA
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Transferable designs, for short. : DECALS
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Greek goddess. : NEMESIS
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Indonesian language. : MALAY
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Concern of the hostess. : PLACECARD
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Natives of an African republic. : SOMALIS
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Colors. : PASTELS
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Covered with frost. : RIMED
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Oriental warehouses. : HONGS
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Large container. : TUN
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___-strike. : TEN
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Western pioneers. : MORMONS
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Dance. : GAVOTTE
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Founder of the Univ. of Paris. : ABELARD
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Construction material. : ROOFING
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Unaccustomed. : STRANGE
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Withstand. : RESIST
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Loam deposit. : LOESS
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Cardinal points. : HINGES
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Gambler. : DICER
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Did some housework. : SWEPT
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Current. : TIDE
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St. Phillip ___. : NERI
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Cover. : LID
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Gunga ___. : DIN

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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